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ETH Zurich Licenses DNAStar's Lasergene for Sequence Analysis

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DNAStar said this week that the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or ETH, Zurich has selected its Lasergene software for sequence analysis.

The financial terms of the license agreement were not disclosed.

The Lasergene DNA and protein sequence analysis software is comprised of eight applications including tools for sequence assembly and SNP detection, automated virtual cloning, and primer design.

Other institutions that have licensed the product for their genomic analysis projects this year include Monash University (BI 12/2/2011) and the University of Texas (BI 11/11/2011).

The ETH Zurich agreement is the first European deal disclosed since the company this summer terminated a 15-year agreement that authorized GATC Biotech to distribute Lasergene in several European countries, opting instead to market its products directly to customers in those markets (BI 7/22/2011).

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